This 77 gallon blue open head drum features a cover with metal lever lock ring and a 100% FDA-approved high molecular weight polyethylene construction. The lid with lever lock provides easy access to drum contents. Plastic drums are a versatile packaging option that are popular in various industries including manufacturing, food and beverage, industrial and more.

Key benefits:

  • Made of FDA Compliant high molecular weight polyethylene for storage of food items
  • Blow molded high molecular weight high density polyethylene (HMWHDPE) construction
  • Open head drums feature a removable cover for convenient access to drum contents
  • Weather resistant for outside storage
  • Two sidewall rolling hoops
  • Recyclable and reusable
  • Proudly Made in the USA

Plastic Containers That Can Hold Food!

Plastic continues to be a top choice across the food industry, from containers being used in restaurants to jars and bottles being popular for small businesses. It is important to make sure the right plastics are being used to hold food products in accordance with the FDA. Our product specialists are available to help explain what the differences are between FDA Approved, Compliant and Food Grade.


This information has been provided as a general guide. It is the customer's responsibility to select the proper container for product and application compatibility. The Cary Company does hereby disclaim any and all warranties, expressed or implied, including any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose or use. We are not responsible for consequential damages arising from customer's selection and use of containers, container and label dimensions, and/or closures supplied by us.

Additional Information

More Information
Capacity77 gal.
FDA CompliantYes
Dimensions23.2" Dia. x 45" H
Weight18.5 lbs.
Pallet Pack8 ea.
Pallet Dimensions48" L x 48" W x 88" H
Country of ManufactureUnited States
ClosureCover w/Lever Lock Ring Closure
GasketNo Gasket
Note:Drum shipments can include US Blue, Euro Blue or a combination of these shades. Stock may vary, depending on the current supply available.
Q & A
Customer Questions
There description says there is gasket on this drum, but will they hold liquid or prevent liquid from getting inside? Can I get these with a gasket?
Thank you for your question. This drum can hold liquid and will prevent liquid from entering, but we cannot guarantee this. Gaskets are available for this drum, however, there is a relatively high minimum order quantity requirement. Please contact our customer service team at 630.629.6600 or email customerservice@thecarycompany.com for additional information.
Does this open head plastic drum come with a cover?
This open head plastic drum contains a removable lid for full, convenient access.
Can I use a heating blanket or band on this open head plastic drum?
Yes, we have heating bands specifically designed to heat plastic drums.
What is a lever lock closure on this open head plastic drum and how does it work?
The lever lock ring securely seals the drum. Simply place the ring around the drum and close the lever to seal. To open, lift the lever to release.
Are open head plastic drums food grade?
Reconditioned drums are not typically FDA-approved for food grade. Our new open head plastic drums are FDA approved for food or pharmaceutical storage.
What are open head plastic drums typically used for?
Open head plastic drums are versatile containers that are popular in a variety of industries including manufacturing, food and beverage, and industrial. Open head plastic drums can also act as a rain barrel or storage container for chemicals, oils, and more.
What are the dimensions of this drum?
Thank you for your inquiry. The dimensions of this 77-gallon plastic drum are: 23.2" Dia. x 45" H. You can also find this information on the bottom of the product page as well as on the specification sheet link also featured on the bottom of the product page. You can find this information by scrolling to the bottom of the page and clicking on the Specification Sheet link below the Downloads heading or click here. Thank you for choosing The Cary Company.
Is this drum rated for a couple of hours storage for diesel? I need to remove the fuel from a tank, clean the fuel and return it to the tank.
Thank you for your inquiry. Yes, this drum should be safe for temporary storage of diesel fuel. Thank you for choosing The Cary Company.
Can this plastic drum be used as an exterior sump pump basin? How thick is the wall of the barrel? I wonder if it's strong enough. It's tall enough for what I need but I worry this may collapse when I back fill around it with gravel and soil.
Thank you for your inquiry. We do not recommend this drum for this purpose. This drum has a min. 1 mil thickness. Thank you for choosing The Cary Company.
Do you do deliveries?
Thank you for your question. Yes, we deliver! Our delivery fees are based on distance and weight. Because this product is in stock, this item will ship out within two business days from time of order. Thank you for choosing The Cary Company.
Do you deliver to Texas?
Yes, please add items to your cart. For more information on accurate shipping rates, please call (630)629-6600. Please note our minimum order quantity is $200. Thank you for choosing The Cary Company!
Could I use this as a ice bath if I’m 5’9” and 180 lbs? Would I fit comfortably in it?
Thank you for your inquiry. This drum has dimensions of 23.2" Dia. x 45" H. It is up to the customer to determine if that would work for your application. It could be used for ice baths. Thank you for choosing The Cary Company!
Can you ship internationally? Where are you located?
The Cary Company online ordering platform is only set up to ship within the United States. For international shipments, please contact us at 630.629.6600 or Sales@thecarycompany.com, and we will be happy to process your order. Our main warehouse and office are located in Addison, Ill. We also have warehouses in across the United States that you can see here. Thank you for choosing The Cary Company.
Is this plastic drum approved for Hazardous Materials? If so, can you please provide the UN certification code?
Thank you for your inquiry. Unfortunately, this 77-gallon plastic drum is not UN rated. However, we have several other drums that are UN rated for various types of materials. You can view these drums here. The drums' UN rating codes are listed on the individual product pages. Thank you for choosing The Cary Company.
What's the height of 77 gallon drum?
Thank you for your inquiry. The height of this drum is 45" H. Thank you for choosing The Cary Company!
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